Lemon Roasted Artichokes

Serves: 4 people
Cooking Time: 1.15 hours

4 whole large artichokes
3 lemons
1 pack Italian dressing mix
2 cloves garlic, minced
5 tbsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Wash the artichoke and then using a serrated knife, cut the artichoke open in half and remove hairs from the choke. Cover a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil and then place the artichokes face-up onto the sheet. Next juice one lemon into a bowl and add the minced garlic, olive oil and Italian dressing mix. Stir together well and then apply the dressing to the top of each artichoke. With the remaining two lemons cut off there top and bottom and then cut each lemon into 4 rings as a garnish for each artichoke. Roast for 55 minutes in the oven. Enjoy hot and finish with a squeeze of the garnish lemon to add a burst of flavor to this appetizer.


Turkey Meatball Lollipops

Serves: 6-8 People
Cooking Time: 45 minutes

1 (1.25lb) Pack Foster Farm Ground Turkey (93%/7% Lean)
1 Pack Fresh Turkey Italian Sausage Hot & Spicy
1 Small Sweet White Onion, minced
1 ½ Cup Aged Gouda Cheese, grated
2 Eggs
6 Cloves Garlic, minced
10 Basil Leafs, minced
2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, minced
1 Tablespoons Italian Seasoning
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper
½ Teaspoon Salt
Serve with – BBQ Sauce or Store Bought Tomato Sauce
Lollipop Sticks (Optional)

Preheat the oven to 400° and then start by grabbing a large mixing bowl and adding the ground turkey meat. Now take the Italian sausage out of its casing and combined the meats together. Next add all the rest of the ingredients to the mixing bowl including the onion, garlic, eggs, basil, parsley, cheese, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt and use your hands to blend everything together well. Next take a small muffin tin or baking sheet (if you use a baking sheet make sure you line it with tin foil first) and spray with Pam or any non-stick cooking spray. Now start forming your mixture into meatballs about a golf ball in size and place them into the muffin tin and bake in oven for 20 minutes. Take them out of the oven and let them cool for a minute or two. You can either serve these meatballs as a fantastic pupu with BBQ dipping sauce (on lollipop sticks for fun) or use them in a traditional spaghetti and meatballs entrée with your favorite tomato sauce.

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Green Chili Cheesy Pig’s in a Blanket

Serves: Makes 48 Pieces
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

14 oz Hillshire Farm Little Smokie’s
2, 8 oz Cans of Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
1 Cup Pre-shredded Cheddar Cheese
4 oz Green Chili’s, Diced

Preheat oven to 375°, Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll cans of the dough; separate into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles. Place ½ teaspoon of chilies on top of the each individual piece followed by ½ a teaspoon of shredded cheese. Now add one Smokie link to each piece of dough toward the end and roll until the dough is completely wrapped snuggly around each smokie. Place the finished pigs in a blanket onto the cooking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve a party appetizer at your next BBQ for a sure fire crowed pleasure.

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